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, suffering from complications from his battle with cancer. the star of "dallas" and "i dream of jeanie" will be remembered for his character, j.r. ewing. he was as charismatic as he was evil. he was one of the most colorful and villainous characters on television. j.r. ewing. >> you'll find other ways to skin a cat. >> reporter: when larry hagman took the role on, it was only supposed to last a few weeks. but "dallas" became a hit and part of television history. in his last sitdown interview with wfaa, hagman revealed -- >> i thought we would get six shows out of this and walk away and go on vacation. >> reporter: no vacation, as hagman's character, the mischievous oil tycoon and his antics made "dallas" one of the biggest hits in the '80s. and recently, hagman and his co-stars were reunited as the show was retooled for modern times. >> i hate to hit a man below the belt. but you know i will. >> reporter: he also made the cowboy hat cool to wear. hagman died last night due to complications from throat cancer. the family released a statement saying, larry's family and close friends had
. ♪ >> heather: that is larry hagmarn in his best known role on dallas. tributes are pouring in after word of his death. at the age of 81, familiar face, he just recently returned to prime time. dominic is live in los angeles with more. >> reporter: yes, he died due to complications with battle against cancer. he played the meanest man on television. take a listen. >> he was charismatic. he was charming. that evil side, that side that constantly went on. >> he became the character he portrayed on his show and he was definitely the mass the terrify. >> he was on it again when they redid it. he was 81. he worked for most of it. pretty amazing. >> reporter: they shared a deep sadness including lynde dra gray. she said he brought joy to everyone he knew and he was creative and talented. off screen there were true friends for life and she was with him the last moments of his life. patrick duffy said, he was fighter in the gentlest way for his friends. he was campaigning against smoking. he first reached stardom on nbc comedy, i dream of jeanie. barbara eden said she was too grief comment to make a com
. and in cities like chicago, dallas, miami, milwaukee and los angeles, it could happen as early as today. meanwhile, best buy employees are firing up for the big day with training drills. >> this is what live for. this is what i love to do. >> reporter: in places like wisconsin, california, and florida, shoppers have already started camping out. some already planning to eat thanksgiving dinner in line. >> thanksgiving, mom comes out with the plates and stuff and we've got everything that you have on a normal thanksgiving table. >> reporter: these early birds are ready to pounce on door-busting deals. from $78 flat screen tvs at walmart and $100 cameras at target which are going to match amazon. >> electronics are going to be huge again. the ipad mini, everybody wants. the ipod 5. for kids a leappad2, like an ipad for kids. >> george, to give you an idea how excited they are thursday night. the first 200 shoppers will be give a $30 gift bag for holiday shopping. what every they want to do about it. but stocking stuffers. >> already lining up. thank you, bianna. >>> and now switching gears
, abc news, dallas. >> nice kid. good for him. >>> overseas this morning, authorities in israel say they've now arrested a member of the palestinian militant group hamas, who they believe was behind wednesday's bus bombing in tel aviv. 27 people injured there. this morning, the fragile cease-fire between hamas and israel appears to be holding. but a new poll finds 49% of israelis believe their government should have continued with this military offensive in gaza. >>> there's some controversy this morning surrounding one of the most enduring images from hurricane sandy. remember how the storm destroyed parts of the boardwalk along the jersey shore and left this rollercoaster submerged? now, some local officials are considering leaving it where it is, saying it would be a popular tourist destination. but critics say it would be a painful reminder of the storm. >>> fans of the new york jets were treated to a game that is being described in the papers like heinous, a blooper real, and cover your eyes bad. quarterback mark sanchez, running into his teammate's backside. fumbling, he handed the
in orlando. 72 in dallas. and of course, all of that rain on the west coast, we'll be talking about it all morning long. >> temperatures in the teens in montreal. could lead to snow in new england. we'll talk about that in a moment. now back to the desk. >> thanks, sam. >>> coming up, the bizarre twist in the lottery murder trial. the defendant on the verge of getting kicked out of the courtroom. the judge accuses her of trying to communicate with the jury by code. >>> and new trouble for lindsay lohan this morning. charged, now, with lying to police. is the star headed back behind bars? >>> and this fight is only going in -- [ bell dings ] -- one direction. >> oh, boy. >> the biggest boy bands on the planet. is there a feud right now? there's a war of words, whatever misspelled. >> we don't want anyone to end up wanted. >>> this photo so famous. we're going to talk to that cop. incredible story, coming up. cop. incredible story, coming up. one day george got an important letter... he's built a rocket ship to travel into space. it's just the right size for a clever monkey. do you want to g
of the boys. >> no, no, no -- more importantly, i need her to go play for the dallas cowboys. jerry jones, get that kid. don't hate. don't hate the player. >> mr. roker who is out in snowy connecticut for the rest of this forecast. al? >> reporter: teaching this little girl to do the heisman pose, fantastic. today we are looking at at remnants of this nor'easter making its way out of the northeast. another storm from the pacific northwest. sunshine along the gulf coast states. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> that coastal storm giving us cold winds this morning. storm team 4 radar showing sprinkles around us. otherwise, a few clouds coming through. it's above freezing. it's cold. we are in the mid to upper 30s. by lunch hour, 40s and later afternoon, 50s. winds gusting 20 to 30 miles per hour. sunny, lighter winds tomorrow. cold start, afternoon highs >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> thank you so much. just ahead, robert pattinson live. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> just ahead, controversy over some whales at t
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